Welcome

 
The Skapones are a 2Tone Ska band based in the Tees Valley in England.

The ensemble got together to play a music that they all love, and the chaps intend to perform a selection of 2 Tone anthems and
other foot stomping tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile.
 
The debut original album of material " Cradle To Grave" is due for release in early 2018.
The Ultimate party band
 
 



 

USA 2019 tour promo video 

Time is passing by very quickly as we count down to The Skapones USA tour 2019.

All the dates are on here, same as poster really but with the accompaniment of "JBs Body" from our album "Cradle To Grave".

If you're stateside or resident be great to see you guys at a show! Better still- wear a Skapones tee shirt and get in for free!

Here its is! The Skapones USA Tour 2019 in all its glory 

Yes, here are the finalised dates for the USA tour in August 2019!

We'd like to thank all the promoters who have showed faith in us to bring this off - Legends one and all.

We get to play with awesome musician and play awesome venues.

There are events pages and posters on Facebook and other social media for individual dates but here it is in its entirety

We are thrilled. We hope the US is ready cos there's a ska storm coming in from the east....

Hope to see some of you guys there!

Come and have a skank with Uncle Sam

 

 

Win 2 Free tickets to The Specials & The Skapones Middlesbrough 

We hope you bother with social media to an extent as we are having a quick competition to win 2 free tickets for our show at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Sunday 5th May! Remember this gig is sold out so a rare chance going here!

Go to our facebook page - link below - 

 

THE SKAPONES ON FACEBOOK

and share the flyer there (as seen attached here) -Monday 29th April we will announce the winner!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

 

Reggae Steady Ska.com - Interview with The Skapones 

Renowned and respected ska And reggae forum and internet magazine "Reggae Steady Ska" have recently put together a great little interview with us and its now available online. With questions posed by Charles Benoit of USA Some Ska Band, the interview features The Skapones' Willo, Mark Wilson, John Day and Steve Cummings.

Read the full length interview here- 

 

REGGAE STEADY SKA.COM - INTERVIEW WITH THE SKAPONES

 

*** STOP PRESS *** THE SKAPONES SUPPORT 2TONE LEGENDS THE SPECIALS! 

Yes!

Its true, we are supporting THE SPECIALS!!!

The band who are on the verge of their 40th Anniversary tour, gave us confirmation and go  ahead for announcement last Saturday! 

There's been a great response to the support slots as well 

We will be playing with the 2Tone giants at Middlesbrough Town Hall  on Sunday 5th May (EVENT SOLD OUT) and at the beautiful sea front venue in Scarborough , the Royal Spa Theatre on the South Bay front on Monday 6th May. We cannot say how excited we are to be playing with people who have had such a profound effect on our lives but it give sus a great chance to play our album material and to get some great exposure from the 2 dates.

As we say, Middlesbrough is sold out but its worth checking the Specials FB pages and on twitter for resales and also Twickets tickets on twitter. however, we are playing a small set at Crookfest on the early afternoon of Sunday May 5th in County Durham prior to The Specials gig.

The Scarborough gig is close to sell out with only restricted balcony seats available. The link to the Spa tickets is below- 

THE SPECIALS/THE SKAPONES SCARBOROUGH SPA THEATRE 6TH MAY TICKETS

EXCITING TIMES!!!!!!!

Lets them ROLLLLL
 

America Calling!!! 

Yes ladies and gentlemen! 

We can confirm that we will be touring the United States in August 2019!

Thanks to responses to our single "(From)Cradle To Grave" and the album in general, a few promoters and such have invited us over

and we will be hitting the east and west coast of the USA in August.

Full itinery and tour dates will be made public shortly

What an amazing year we've had so far

Thank you all for your continuing support

POLAND GIG FAST COMING UP!  

Our second venture into Europe is coming upon us at speed and we are well keyed up for this one.

In 2014  we played in Germany  but this time we are flying over the German border into Poland and the city of Gdansk

with a  gig at the Pacszcza Lwa Club!

 

GDANSK GIG FACEBOOK EVENTS PAGE

We cant wait to meet up with our Polish friends and skank the night away!

If you can make it be good to see you! 

 

Debut album now out on 12" gatefold vinyl!!! 

Yes ladies and gentlemen

We can officially announce that the debut album "Cradle To Grave" is available to buy in beautiful 12" black vinyl gatefold album edition and a superb retro 2Tone inspired label. There's even a stamped little message each side of the record run outs like old skool!

Yes it looks blooming awesome so thanks to Adam and all at Cram Duplication for their excellent work.

Buying from the store here on this website also gets you a free download of us performing " Message To You Rudy" with The Specials' Lynval Golding live in

Dorset  couple of years ago

ENJOY!!!! 

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY CRADLE TO GRAVE VINYL GATEFOLD ALBUM

 

Skapones A Go Go Hits No.1 in Reggae Charts! 

We did it again! 

Thanks to you wonderful people and the best supporters!

Yes we hit Number One in The iTunes UK Reggae Charts and remained at Number one for about 19 hours which is a miracle in this day and age.

In a bizarre twist we were no.1 and our heroes The Specials were No.2 at the finish of release day!

A Massive thank you to you one and all, you are the real stars!

So in an incredible year we have 2 No.1s  (one in January and one in December so what a way to start and finish 2018)

plus another two singles that reached 3 & 5 and the album has sold out its 2 previous CD runs.

We will be forever in your debt

Much Love

The Skaps xxx

 

 

 

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